Friday, June 9, 2023
Week 5 Results
- Tuesday, June 6: Navy 7 @ Red 4
- Wednesday, June 7: Blue 11 – Black 6
- Thursday, June 8: Green 11 – Maroon 4
The May 24 Blue @ Navy game, that was postponed due to rain, will be rescheduled on a TBD date.
Run To Home Base Fundraiser — July 22
For the sixth consecutive year, the Green Team’s Jeff Mullin is participating in the 14th Annual Run To Home Base (RTHB) presented by Raytheon Technologies, which is being held this year on Saturday, July 22.
RTHB is a Red Sox Foundation and Mass General Hospital program dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for veterans of all eras, service members, military families, and families of the fallen through world-class, direct clinical care, wellness, education and research – all at no cost to them – regardless of era of service, discharge status, or geographical location.
And, post-pandemic, the need for services provided by RTHB has only increased.
Jeff’s goal is to raise $2,000, and he needs all our help. Any amount – and no amount is too small – that you’d like to contribute can be done so via Jeff’s specific fundraising link here.
Sam White, Commissioner
In Memory & Appreciation
John D. DeLuca, Jr. was the founding commissioner and driving force behind the Lynnfield Men’s Over-40 Softball League for many years of its early existence, as well as being a beloved member of the Green Team.
It was his vision to establish a social-based sports endeavor, whereby a bunch of middle-aged guys could have the opportunity to get together outdoors one night a week during the nice weather, whack a ball around for a bit, have some fun, pretend they were athletes again, expand their friendships and network of contacts, and – as Billy Joel sang in “Piano Man” – forget about life for a while.
John’s outgoing personality, perpetual grin, infectious laugh, and sense of humor — combined with his warm and spirited greeting of “Hey, buddy!” to all — made him a natural leader and a friend to virtually everyone he encountered in all corners of his life. This was never more evident than the outpouring of support he received after being diagnosed with leukemia, and the hundreds of people who participated in the subsequent bone marrow drive that was conducted in an attempt to save his life.
John fought a very valiant battle, but ultimately succumbed to this disease on June 21, 2008, at the much too young age of 53.
What he started and tirelessly nurtured for all those years has been bequeathed to all of us to sturdily build on and take forward.
To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.